Backing Van Nearly Kills Small Child, Driver Then Flees

By Alicia

In Taiyuan, Shanxi province on August 18, a 6-year-old boy called Wen Wen was playing in the parking lot outside his family’s fast-food restaurant when he was hit from behind by a minivan. But not hit, per se — the van passed over him as he fell forward onto his knees and elbows and curled up into just the right size to avoid death. The vehicle continued to reverse, then briefly stopped. When the driver notices the child isn’t dead, he drives away.

As the father tells the journalist in the video: “Around 7 pm, we were inside selling food when we suddenly heard the child cry outside. My wife ran out and saw the child doubled over with mud all over his body. She picked the child up and asked, What happened? He said, A car ran me over.”

Unlucky for the driver, cameras caught the license plate on the front of his car as he was exiting the parking lot. Unfortunately for the family, authorities have yet to find him. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

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